Friday, July 9, 2010

2010 twilight could lead to bigger things.

So everyone is talking about the crazyness that ensued at twilight last night.
According to the salt lake tribune, there were about 40,000 thousand people at twilight to see modest mouse.

What does this say about Salt Lake City? A city that is made fun of because of the domincance the LDS church can have on not only the city, but of course the state.

Let's forget about those things for now and lets' thing of possibilities.

What do we have around us?? lets go counter clockwise starting with Nevada, Arizona (not my favorite state at the moment) New mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho.

We're at the center of some big states so why not have our own music festival?
Throughout the spring, summer and fall you have coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, All points west festival etc. So why not have a big 2 or 3 day festival in Utah? It would bring money to the state and not to mention 3 days of good music and fun.

This would also add more to the state. We have Sundance film festival during the winter so why not have a big attraction towards the summer?
We have good weather during the summer and great locations where this could take place.

Now I know some of you say the LDS church wouldn't allow it, but lets keep it real... it would be good for business and the LDS church just like other religious institutions know how to do business and a this would be good for business.

If just one band can bring 40,000 people out of the woodwork in Salt Lake City, imagine what a festival would bring!

Well that's just my opinion, what's yours??

Thank you if you took the time to read this.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is going on in Arizona?

Those of you who follow the news probably already know what is going on in Arizona.
First the crazy laws to single out "illegal" immigrants, but let's say the truth, this is to single out Mexicans and Latnos, I'll doubt some Canadian will get stopped by the cops. (Are there Canadians in Arizona?) let's move on.

Now they banned ethnic studies from schools, because apparently this classes teach kids that they are oppressed and it singles them out and also that these classes seem to encourage the overthrow of the U.S. government.

First of all this classes do not encourage the "overthrow" of anything. What it teaches us of the oppression that has existed towards minorities through out this country for centuries. i.e. slavery, manifest destiny, Jim crow laws and you know the list goes on. Why is white America so afraid to look at themselves in the Mirror? How do you learn if you're not willing to acknowledge what has happened in history.

The reason ethnic studies exist in this country is because the American history written by people of color is not discussed in the classrooms.
People like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Malcom X, Cesar Chavez, amongst many more are not discussed thoroughly in the classrooms.

Kids of color are not exposed to some of these great individuals who changed America for the better.

Ethnic studies in schools allows young people to learn about their own history and give them a sense of identity. To see that in history there was someone like them from their same background who was able to make a difference by standing up and fighting for human rights!

Remember ethnic studies are not there just for people of color. White students are also able to attend this classes and are able to learn about diversity and this gives them a better perspective about themselves and the way they grew up.
This gives them the ability to become allies with people of color and work together for all of us to have the human right to live well and without being afraid to walk out of the door.

Thank you for reading!

The Start/El Comienzo.

I decided to start this blog because I'm a person that likes to talk about different things. The main one being music. However I'll be also talking about films and what is going on around us.

I'm originally from Chihuahua Mexico. I moved here at the age of 11 in 1994. I have lived in Utah most of my life now.

I graduated from the University of Utah I Majored in mass communication in 2008.

I think that's all you need to know now. Let's move on.

Decidi empezar este blog, porque me gusta hablar y discutir de diferentes cosas, una de ellas musica. tambiebn hablare de peliculas y lo que se esta viendo en el cine y hablare de lo que esta pasando en nuestro alrededor.

Soy de Chihuahua Mexico. Me mude a Salt Lake City Utah con mis padres en 1994 cuando tenia 11 aƱos.

Me gradue de la universidad de Utah en el 2008 me recibi con un titulo en comunicaciones.

Hasta ahorita es todo lo que deben saber.